Hi I'm Marissa
I attend Brigham Young University-Idaho. I'm studying elementary education for I absolutely love children. I love learning! Concepts can be learned so deeply and it is so amazing how much there is to learn. Music is a passion of mine. I've been in choirs since basically Kindergarten. Not only do I love sharing my talents, but I love being within the environment of others' talents. It's a beautiful feeling. I've also been playing the piano for many years. I love meeting people and creating lasting friendships.
Why I am a Mormon
I have been born and raised into this gospel. While growing up, I always based my testimony and beliefs off of my parents and others around me. I eventually continued to have many, many experiences that helped strengthen my testimony. I searched and studied the Book of Mormon, which is the keystone of our religion. I received an answer for myself that it is true. Living this gospel, patterning my life after Christ's, brings true happiness. I know that God loves me and I know that His Son, our Savior, loves me and they love everyone. Having this happiness and knowledge only makes me want to do better. God has a plan for me and has set the straight path for everyone to follow. That path leads us to Him. I know that through Christ I can be forgiven and cleansed of my sins. I know that this gospel was restored onto this earth by a man called of God, named Joseph Smith. As Joseph Smith was the Prophet called of God, we have a true and living Prophet here on the earth today: Thomas S. Monson. I love this gospel, and I know it's true. It brings me joy and comfort. This is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Lord's hand is extended all day long and I desire to take it and always hold on.
How I live my faith
I just always try my very best to try and live my life the way that Christ would. Like: Smiling at people and being nice and friendly. Simple things that can make people's days. I'm proud of the person I am and I want to be able to share that with others, so I try my best every day to look for ways to help anyone in need and just be a good example. I try to remember God in all my doings and try to do things that make Him pleased and proud of me. I am always trying to see the good in others- people are wonderful and I can only recognize that as I see them through Christ's eyes. I also try to learn more and more about Christ and the life He lived here on earth; for I know that as we learn more of Christ, we can become more like him which is our ultimate goal.